While not a contributor, I am a fan of fan fiction. I love the whole concept of it. The idea that fans can take a story and characters and create their own twists and turns is entirely metastential. To see a show that people are absolutely obsessed with incorporate into their story the fan fiction […]
Fifteen years after the final credits rolled, the show about nothing continues to influence our collective psyche. From declaring ourselves Masters of our Domain to impersonations of Kramer’s impersonation of Moviephone, there’s nary a day (or at least a drunken conversation) that passes without some nod to Seinfeld. But it’s when fans take the minutia […]
We are human, which means we are inherently faulty. We make mistakes, we make bad decisions, we sometimes commit sins. In the creative world those sins can take the form of committing snark against thy brother or coveting neighbor’s concept. Now there’s a place where you can seek absolution for your creative sins: The Creative […]
It’s rare that we see such a clear and concise illustration of a company’s content strategy. Like good service at a restaurant, it just happens. It’s meant to be invisible to the user so it’s sometimes difficult to answer the question I get all the time: “Who has a great content strategy in place?” And […]
At my day job, we at XPLANE trade in ideas. A large majority of our time is spent in the movement and generation of ideas. Go-to tools generally are still whiteboards, paper, and the ever-present post-it. Live, kinetic interaction of person, idea and artifact are part of the generation of ideas. We often take photos […]
Now this is how you own a joke made at your expense. When The Onion had a little fun with digital marketing’s obsession with integrated campaigns, viral videos and irony, the target of the joke, Tide detergent and agency partner Digitas, decided to wear the joke as a badge of honor—and also try to eek […]
Last night’s episode of Mad Men played a particular thread to dark effect. We’re in an age now of a fictional cable TV show based on an advertising agency actually intertwining with known brands in a braid of meta-significance. We’re speaking of course about the recent and lamented passing of one Lane Pryce, a beloved […]
Wow, where to begin? Um, this is a music video thanking Facebook, for…um…being Facebook? Dedicated on the day of the social network’s IPO, this song and video have to be heard and seen to be believed. “We Are the World” it ain’t. Learn more on their dedicated Facebook page, natch.
We all know how hard it is to not think about something after that something has been mentioned. Think: Pink Elephants. Now, don’t think about Pink Elephants! Impossible, isn’t it? Now imagine being told not to think about the most notorious, evil, iconic figure of the 20th Century…as part of a game. It’s twisted, it’s […]
Two brothers lay down some crazy-ass choreography in this short dub step clip. Regardless of whether you like dub step as a musical genre, this is worth watching.